Posts Tagged ‘Business’

Jackson-Evers delaying security and concourse upgrades after bond rating drop

by Ted Carter Published: April 14,2014

Tags: airlines, Business, Fitch Ratings Service, Mississippi, Southwest Airlines, transportation

Fitch Rating Service’s downgrading of $39.4 million of Jackson Municipal Airport Authority revenue bonds will force a year-long delay of security checkpoint upgrades and improvements to the terminal building of Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. The drop to BBB+ from A- came largely from Southwest Airlines’ decision to stop nearly two decades of service on […] [...]

Assessment of rural hospitals warns of fiscal trials and tribulations ahead

by Ted Carter Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, education, healthcare, Mississippi

Many of Mississippi’s rural public hospitals owe their existence to the Hill-Burton Act, a post-World War 11 initiative that provided grants and loans to build the hospitals. Today, their futures are increasingly tied to the resourcefulness of public officials and medical managers. Can they adjust to changes in delivery of services, reimbursements for services and […] [...]

IKE TROTTER: To Roth or not to Roth

by Ike Trotter Published: April 7,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Greenville Ike Trotter, Mississippi

Perhaps some of you struggled through World Literature like I did in school. Frankly, the problem wasn’t my teachers. A lot of it had to do with me and where my mind was at that stage of life. In particular, I remember trudging through Shakespeare’s Hamlet and reciting the well known pronouncement “To be or […] [...]

Regions website provides businesses information

by Becky Gillette Published: April 7,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi, Regions

People running a business are often so busy managing day-to-day operations that it can be difficult to find time to bone up on business issues like strategic planning. But now Regions Bank has partnered with Inc. Magazine and The Build Network to launch a new Commercial Insights website, www.regions.com/commercialinsights, that provides free access to information […] [...]

It’s a taxing season for CPA firms

by Lynn Lofton Published: April 7,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi, taxes

With less than two weeks left before tax filing deadline, CPA offices across Mississippi are feeling the crush. These pros, however, have learned to cope with the yearly pressures of tax season. They also took time to discuss changes and trends they’ve observed this year. Jessica Cooley with the Jackson metro area firm of GranthamPoole […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER: The questions that matter most in a sales presentation

by Jeffrey Gitomer Published: April 7,2014

Tags: advertising, Business, Jeffrey Gitomer, marketing, Mississippi, sales moves

When you’re giving your sales presentation, do you really know what the customer is thinking or what they’re asking themselves as you’re presenting? I doubt it. You’re too busy trying to sell. Shake the hand. Smile the smile. Show the slides. Talk the talk. Do the demo. Ask the superficial questions. Try the close. Try […] [...]

Good Karma comes to Pass Christian

by Lisa Monti Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Harrison County, Mississippi, restaurants, retail

When Maharani Berg opened her third Good Karma vegetarian restaurant in the DeLisle community near Pass Christian recently, she thought only a few people would show up for the soft opening. The response caught her by surprise. “One hundred people came in that night,” she said. “It was the first time I ran out of […] [...]

Todd Smith’s Spin Cycle: New digital marketing & advertising initiative launched by The Wall Street Journal

by Ross Reily Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, Deane Smith & Partners, marketing, Mississipi

The Wall Street Journal has launched a new digital destination — CMO Today — to address the rapidly transforming marketing, advertising and branding industries. Designed for marketing executives and specialists, CMO Today (@wsjCMO) defines what matters and what doesn’t in the chaos of today’s marketing business. CMO Today takes a deep and investigative look at […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: Learn how eight successful CEOs ran their companies in good times and bad

by For the MBJ Published: April 7,2014

Tags: books, Business, Louann Lofton, Mississippi, Outsiders, Warren Buffet, William N. Thorndike Jr.

Suppose someone asked you to name the most successful chief executive officer of the last 50 years. There’s a good chance you’d answer Jack Welch, who served as CEO of General Electric for 20 years (1981 to 2001). Welch became famous for his brash, no-nonsense style of management, his tough attitude and his relentless focus […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: Music is Dennis Sankovich’s profession and passion

by Martin Willoughby Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, business. entrepreneur, Mississippi

I believe one of Mississippi’s real opportunities is to leverage its rich culture. Around the state there are individuals, groups and organizations who are trying to make their communities richer through the arts and education. One of Mississippi’s notable success stories in this area is the Mississippi State University Riley Center located in the heart […] [...]

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